Crew Blessed Xpionage

On the first day back after the New Year we pulled names out of a hat to spy on that person doing good things.

The comments below were made by a secret person from our Crew…


Ebony’s behaviour in PE has improved and she didn’t have to stay in.


He worked hard in HUMAN.


Cejay worked hard in Mr Sprakes’ lesson and his work was shown to the class.


Cain has worked very hard in all his lessons this week. He has contributed to work in maths by putting up his hand to answer questions. In HUMAN, when we were doing partner work he helped the people around him and caused no distractions in class. Cain shows compassion to those around him by helping others in lessons.


Alana worked really hard in HUMAN with Mr Sprakes, trying her hardest to complete the task. She also tried in maths and was very well behaved. in PE on Friday morning she was very well behaved.


Staying quiet about something I told him about.


Lighting up peoples day constantly, for example one afternoon someone was feeling down so he started dancing and singing and made it a whole lot more fun.


He was consistently good in all lessons.


Worked very hard in all sessions this week.


He had done work well and was kind. He got 100 PERCENT ON HIS MATHS TEST WELL DONE OSCAR *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*


Working hard in all lessons and helping everyone if they needed it.


I saw her helping other people in lessons.  She’s been very good. 👏👏👏👏

This positivity has really helped to reboot Crew and set us up for a positive term!

[Blog post written and compiled by Alana & Ebony]

X28 Times Tables Rockstars

This week X28 have been given their accounts for Times Tables Rockstars. Many of them had previously used this in primary school but if you don’t know, it is a website/app where students answer times tables questions to win coins they can use to accessorise a rockstar avatar. This week they have been battling against the other crews to see which crew can answer the most questions correctly.

Well done to Mrs Sprakes’ crew who won, with a total of 40,021 questions answered correctly in just 3 days. Mr Jackson’s crew came in second place with 28,806 correct answers.

I am so impressed with the speed of some of our students here… take a look at this video of Nima!

Joseph L took this video. He says “Look at our fastest student – try to beat that, other schools!”

I have sent students home today with a letter for parents and careers with their username and password so students can continue to practice their times tables at home over the holidays. I recommend regular short sessions, even just 5 minutes a day can really help.

Have a lovely Christmas, X28!

Miss Boon

Crew Vocaleles @ Lakeside

Crew Vocaleles, our ukulele and singing group will be performing a selection of Christmas songs for the general public at Lakeside Village Shopping Outlet on Wednesday 15th December between 1:30 & 3:00pm.

Those students involved will be in school as normal for their dinner and back in time for the normal school finishing time. They will need a ‘big’ coat, a hat and possibly a scarf as it will be cold, we are performing undercover but outside.

If you are passing by, stop for a listen and a sing-along! Merry Christmas.

C28 (Year 7) fieldwork to the University of Sheffield – Tuesday 14th December

Students in C28/Year 7 will be visiting the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 14th December as part of their current expedition ‘’Food Glorious Food’. The primary purpose of the visit is to work with Dr Megan Blake and her International Development postgraduate students to look into how we might go about improving food distribution and waste. Whilst at the university, students will also be able to meet with student ambassadors and have a tour of the campus to give them a sense of what uni life is like!

We will be departing at around 9:15AM and returning for approximately 15:50PM so there will be a slight change in finish times of the school day for students. Students will need to bring a packed lunch unless they access free school meals, in which case school will provide one for them. Students will need to dress appropriately and in a waterproof coat and warm layers, as we will be walking around the campus at parts. If you have any questions about the day, feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Best wishes,

Miss Boon